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Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases

28 Nov 2012 - 29 Nov 2012 - Boston, MA



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Maximizing Opportunities and Overcoming Stumbling Blocks in the Designation and Development Process

Developing drugs and investing in research and development can be risky business in general, and it can be even more so for small populations with unique disease states. Our faculty of leading experts from Pfizer, Shire, Medicis, GSK, Emergent BioSolutions and many more will give you strategies to offset potential risks inherent to orphan drug development including:

Understanding and factoring in the unique incentives, including favorable exclusivity, pricing, and tax benefits, for companies who decide to pursue designation

Replenishing product pipelines in the face of the patent cliff through novel therapies

Preparing for eventual pharmacovigilance and labeling issues downstream as designation takes off 

Designing clinical trials end points and proving safety and efficacy in a smaller population

Protecting orphan drug status and keeping competitors at bay post-Makena

For more information, please visit our website: www.americanconference.com/orphandrugs 

Technology Networks members are entitled to a discount when referencing the code: TN 200 






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